Lincoln National Corporation is an insurance-life business based in the US. Lincoln National Corporation stocks (LNC.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $68.54 – an increase of 0.85% over the previous week. Lincoln National Corporation employs 10,966 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $18.8 billion.
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- Lincoln National Corporation performance over time
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- Are Lincoln National Corporation shares over-valued?
- Lincoln National Corporation's financials
- How volatile are Lincoln National Corporation shares?
- Does Lincoln National Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have Lincoln National Corporation shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Lincoln National Corporation stock price (NYSE:LNC)Use our graph to track the performance of LNC stocks over time.
Lincoln National Corporation shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$68.42|
|52-week range||$43.45 - $77.09|
|50-day moving average||$69.45|
|200-day moving average||$67.73|
|Wall St. target price||$78.25|
|Dividend yield||$1.68 (2.65%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$6.97|
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Lincoln National Corporation price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-21)||0.85%|
|1 month (2021-12-28)||-0.23%|
|3 months (2021-10-28)||-8.71%|
|6 months (2021-07-28)||11.74%|
|1 year (2021-01-28)||40.90%|
|2 years (2020-01-28)||23.04%|
|3 years (2019-01-28)||15.67%|
|5 years (2017-01-27)||69.3|
Is Lincoln National Corporation under- or over-valued?
Valuing Lincoln National Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Lincoln National Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Lincoln National Corporation's P/E ratio
Lincoln National Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, Lincoln National Corporation shares trade at around 10x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Lincoln National Corporation's PEG ratio
Lincoln National Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.24. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Lincoln National Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Lincoln National Corporation's EBITDA
Lincoln National Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.9 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Lincoln National Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Lincoln National Corporation financials
|Revenue TTM||$18.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||9.92%|
|Gross profit TTM||$3.8 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||0.32%|
|Return on equity TTM||6.22%|
|Market capitalisation||$12.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Lincoln National Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Lincoln National Corporation.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Lincoln National Corporation's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 23.12
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Lincoln National Corporation's overall score of 23.12 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 28th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Lincoln National Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Lincoln National Corporation's environmental score
Environmental score: 3.21/100
Lincoln National Corporation's environmental score of 3.21 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Lincoln National Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Lincoln National Corporation's social score
Social score: 9.43/100
Lincoln National Corporation's social score of 9.43 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Lincoln National Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Lincoln National Corporation's governance score
Governance score: 9.48/100
Lincoln National Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Lincoln National Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Lincoln National Corporation's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Lincoln National Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Lincoln National Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Lincoln National Corporation share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 20.38% of net profits
Recently Lincoln National Corporation has paid out, on average, around 20.38% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.65% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Lincoln National Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.65% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Lincoln National Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.68 per share.
While Lincoln National Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Lincoln National Corporation is investing more in its future growth.
Lincoln National Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 1 February 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 January 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Lincoln National Corporation's shares ever split?
Lincoln National Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 22 June 1999. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Lincoln National Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Lincoln National Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Lincoln National Corporation's share price.
Lincoln National Corporation share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Lincoln National Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $43.451 up to $77.0892. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Lincoln National Corporation's is 2.0933. This would suggest that Lincoln National Corporation's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.
Lincoln National Corporation overview
Lincoln National Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates multiple insurance and retirement businesses in the United States. It operates through four segments: Annuities, Retirement Plan Services, Life Insurance, and Group Protection. The Annuities segment offers variable, fixed, and indexed variable annuities. The Retirement Plan Services segment provides employers with retirement plan products and services primarily in the defined contribution retirement plan marketplace. This segment offers individual and group variable annuities, group fixed annuities, and mutual fund-based programs; and a range of plan services, including plan recordkeeping, compliance testing, participant education, and trust and custodial services. The Life Insurance segment provides life insurance products, including term insurance, such as single and survivorship versions of universal life insurance; variable universal life insurance; indexed universal life insurance products; and critical illness and long-term care riders. The Group Protection segment offers group non-medical insurance products comprising short and long-term disability, statutory disability and paid family medical leave administration and absence management services, term life, dental, vision and accident, and critical illness benefits and services to the employer marketplace through various forms of employee-paid and employer-paid plans.
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